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Thread #60570   Message #1000693
Posted By: IanC
12-Aug-03 - 04:26 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Black Velvet Band (variations)
Subject: Lyr Add: BLACK VELVET BAND (from Meredith/Anderson
E - Meredith & Anderson, "Folksongs of Australia" (1967) 1 pp.49-50
(Fragment from Mary Byrnes, Springside near Orange, New South Wales, 1954)

Oh, her eyes were like two shining diamonds,
And they called her the queen of our land,
And the hair that hung over her shoulders
Was tied with a black velvet band.

And before the judge I was taken,
And the jury said I was 'guiltee',
'You've been tried by your countrymen fairly,
You're a disgrace to your own native land.'